Dr. Sugimare explained that the Japanese Government and responsible leaders did not take these anti-Jewish accusations seriously and would not alter their own sympathetic attitude toward the Jews. He himself ridiculed the idea that certain Jews in minor positions in the League secretariat could affect the decisions of the Council.
Japan has but a handful of Jews. Most of them have settled there after the World War. Japan has always treated them fairly. But the "Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion" and other anti-Jewish literature have in recent years been diseminated in the Far East by the reactionary White Russians. Now the Nazi propagandists have also become intensely active there.
The network of Nazi propaganda is spreading out to the farthest corners of the earth. Vast sums are being spent by poor Germany in various lands for a sinister agitation against the Jews and against world peace.